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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

WhatsApp introduces the video call feature

Yesterday, WhatsApp launched a new video call feature so over 1000 million users could use it through iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

WhatsApp video calls are encrypted from point to point, as with FaceTime, to prevent the interception of communications by unwanted people.

"Obviously we try to be in tune with what our users want , " said the founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum. "We are obsessed with making sure that the voice and video work well even on low - end phones."

You can call a person who is, chatting long as each party has updated your copy of WhatsApp to the latest version by pressing a new button called on the top right. A message appears and asks if you want to place a voice or video call.

The call screen provides the controls for switching between phone cameras, mute and hang up the call. Video calls using iOS 10 CallKit to integrate with mobile contacts and other details. They also appear on the lock screen as mobile phone calls. You can also make video calls to WhatsApp contacts via Siri.

The thumbnail video displayed during the call can be moved and you can also move a video call in progress to the side to minimize it during the conversation. WhatsApp's video calling feature is supported in 180 countries.

WhatsApp is also testing a two-factor authentication system in the last beta of its app, but it is unclear when this security enhancement feature could be ready for the public. With two-factor authentication, a unique code generated by a dedicated authentication application is required before a new device can log into an account.

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